Nisus Writer Express
Nisus Writer Express
4.0

4.1

Nisus Writer Express free download for Mac

Nisus Writer Express

4.0
03 October 2019

Lightweight and fast word processor.

Overview

Nisus Writer Express is an affordable, feature complete word processor.

Features
  • Read and write Microsoft Word, RTF, RTFD, Nisus Writer Classic, Unicode, and plain text files.
  • Right to Left Text Input
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • LinkBack Support
  • Mix and match writing in over 180 different languages or define your own!
  • Easy to use tables
  • Flexible styles
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Exclusive Document Manager
  • Powerful find and replace
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • AppleScript and Perl macros
  • Multiple selections
  • Language sensitive smart quotes and typo fixing
  • Multiple clipboards

What's new in Nisus Writer Express

Version 4.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

This is a major new version of Nisus Writer Express. This is a paid upgrade. You should only install this upgrade if you purchased a new license key.

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Bi23500
13 February 2011

Most helpful

Superb product! Great WP for the rest of us! A truly excellent WP application (and MacUpdate) share value! Worthwhile!
Like (3)
Version 3.3.2
Tom-Fulery
02 May 2017
I was ready to buy Nissus Writer Express until I found that the header/footer. cannot be deleted from any page., period, That kind of idiotic design tells me this software will be a pain in the neck. Glad I didn't buy it.
Like (1)
Version 3.5.7
Steven-Goodheart
29 October 2013
With the Maverick’s version of Pages taking some giant steps backwards in terms of features and functions, I am now going to give this and the Pro version of Nisus Writer a hard look, since I really don’t like working in MS Word if I can avoid it.
Like (3)
Version 3.4.5
1 answer(s)
lemon-kun
lemon-kun
18 November 2013
Nisus is the way to go, the Pro version is great. For the layout functions of Pages (if you used Pages for designing flyers, etc.) I recommend Swift Publisher.
Like (3)
bobembry
27 November 2012
Give it a try
Like (1)
Version 3.4.3
X3i
29 October 2011
It seems that in terms of useful features Pages from iWork9 cought up with Nisus Express. In fact like more expensive Nisus Pro, Pages have the table of contents option. And it's all for $19 , as opposed to $45/$79 Perhaps I missed something, but what's the advantage of going with Nisus Express?
Like (1)
Version 3.4
1 answer(s)
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
17 November 2011
Nisus, like Mellel, is target mainly at linguists and dialectologists, as they handle multiple diacritical marks and RTL languages a lot better than usual word processor, including Pages, Word, OpenOffice (and its related products)— For current use though, if people do not need such more subtle features, Pages may suffice (even if with good other features, like text windows, which allow different text flow per each text window).
Like (4)
Bi23500
13 February 2011
Superb product! Great WP for the rest of us! A truly excellent WP application (and MacUpdate) share value! Worthwhile!
Like (3)
Version 3.3.2
zo219
06 October 2009
This is simply the best, most tolerable interface, I've written a book with it. Five stars!
Like (1)
Version 3.3.1
Easer
12 November 2008
I was using the newest version of MS Office until I realized that, given all of the incremental updates I've had to to, my "Receipts" folder in my Library now has 164 receipts just for Office alone. That's just plain obscene to me, particularly since I have no idea what other nonsense MS manages to install on my machine. I still need Excel, so I put up with it. But I've always had good luck with Nisus, so it's back to this as my word processor of choice.
Like (1)
Version 3.1
Brumm
30 October 2008
My opinion on word processors for OS X: The last days I've tested many word processors and I found Mellel to be the best so far, Mellel is not bloated like all the "Office" suites (Neo, OO, MS, are all to slow, ... for me Neo Office is the best of these beasts.) and Mellel is better than: - Nisus (Nearest competitor but Nisus doesn't support soft hyphen!, I simply cannot work without soft hyphen.), - Mariner Write (really bad font display/spacing for many years now, only english, carbon - so it needs to be rewritten for future OSX releases, will they do that? I'm unsure.) - Pages (Again no soft hyphen!, occasionally crashes and after a while gets very slow, ... but I exspect the next versions will be much better) - Papyrus (very ugly, carbon, no real testdrive possible - crippled trial version, but some interesting features - I keep an eye on it) - AbiWord (Many bugs and no updates the last 2 years, I think they don't support the Mac anymore) - Bean (really fanstatic freeware, but based on Apples buggy text-engine. No soft hyphen! So only usable for some very short texts, best freeware I've seen for many many years - of course I keep an eye on it) For now I will use Mellel. The only things that I don't like are related to the interface design, for example the round beveled look of the ruler and tools section is very outdated now, a boring all-grey mix of alien spaceship ("aqua"-style) or early iTunes versions ("metal"-style). But besides that Mellel has the best combination of features for me, so my money goes to them.
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Version 3.1
Easer
10 October 2007
After being rather blasted for my comments on the recent MS Word update, I felt compelled to write a review of NWE 3.0, since no one has done that. Word may have its champions, but I am not among them. I've explored literally every Word alternative I could find, and I settled on Nisus. I have found this program to be fast, stable, and sufficiently feature-rich, particularly now that it offers text wrap with images. I'll grant that Word provides a host more features, but if you want to simply get down to the task of writing, Nisus is likely to be very satisfying. The learning curve is low, and customer support has been good. I'd like to be able to see it work with .docx files, but I'm sure that will come in time.
Like (1)
Version 3.0
Neuron
17 February 2007
Great writing tool. Almost prime time, although at this point still a fantastic writing tool for basic writing, drafts, and the like. Only reason to use word for me is track changes. Also, to ensure compatibility (I opened the finished document in Word, save as Word file, then send it). Otherwise, its great, I like the interface, has most of the features I need, and is fas, responsive, and stable. A little slow to start up, though.
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Version 2.7
$26.00

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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